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Kick Off 2014 Chili Grinding Season aka Red Rooster Tour

  • Aug 23, 2014 · 11:00 AM
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Please make note of our 3 Strikes Rule before RSVP-ing to this event. Canceling your RSVP within 24 hours or not showing up at the event without contacting the Organizer ahead of time will result in a strike.

Huy Fong Foods, Inc.Kick off to 2014 Chili Grinding Season

For the first time ever we are inviting those who are interested in seeing the start of our 2014 chili season.  Come tour our facility and see the complete production, from fresh chili peppers to delicious red sauce. (Sriracha appetizer sampling)


From their website: 

Huy Fong Foods, with its humble beginnings in Los Angeles, California in 1980, has grown to become one of the leaders in the Asian hot sauce market. When Huy Fong Foods started business, it was producing, by hand, their first chili sauce: Pepper Saté Sauce. This particular sauce was developed by the company's founder. He was producing and selling this sauce in his native country of Vietnam before he arrived in the United States. Eventually, he formulated four more chili products: Chili Garlic Sauce,Sambal Oelek (Ground Fresh Chili Paste), Sambal Badjak (Chili Paste with Onions), and finally, Sriracha Hot Chili Sauce, which is currently Huy Fong Food's most well known and best selling items.

In 1986, Huy Fong Foods moved into a 68,000 square foot building in Rosemead, California. Here, the company has continued to increase production every year, but still never being able to keep up with demand.

Huy Fong Foods' chili sauces are made from fresh, red Jalapeño chili peppers and contain no water or artificial colors. This results in sauces that are flavorful and hot. All of the five sauces are manufactured in Rosemead, California. Huy Fong Foods has begun to break away from being known as a sauce for only Asian food and now is being known as a hot sauce for all cultures. Some uses for the sauce include topping pizzas, marinating meat, adding heat to chilies and soups, and spicing up salsas.

Characterized by the clear plastic bottles, green caps, and Rooster logo, the sauces can be found almost anywhere. 

Thanks to the recent lawsuit, controversy, and possible shutdown/move of the factory, this red sauce seems to have garnered more of a cult status. Here's an article on the recent struggle and decision. 

http://www.lamag.com/citythink/citythinkblog/2014/07/21/the-real-reason-sriracha-has-to-stay-in-southern-california-

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/05/29/sriracha-battle-ends_n_5408466.html


Additional notes:

• Our fearless leader, Robert, highly recommends this tour. 

• Come hydrated and toting eye drops (I can only imagine how the air might be)

• ONLY RSVP as a YES after you have signed up here. You must choose 8/23 11am-Noon schedule:  

www.SignUpGenius.com/go/10C054CA4AE29AAFA7-kick2/[masked]

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  • Wasima

    Thanks for organizing this fun event, Yumi

    1 · August 25, 2014

  • Tom D

    Short , but very good.

    August 24, 2014

  • Yumi R.

    Thanks everyone for coming!

    August 23, 2014

  • SuNnY

    Excellent tour of the facility. HAPPY 34 Year Anniversary to Huy Fong Foods.

    August 23, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Can't find you, Yumi

    August 23, 2014

    • Yumi R.

      After turning in your waiver (right side of entrance), group is in front.

      August 23, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      Ok. On our way.

      August 23, 2014

  • Jeff

    Parking is already full at 9:55am. You may have to park off site and walk in, not on Azusa Canyon Rd.

    1 · August 23, 2014

  • Yumi R.

    1 spot open. First to reply here gets to bring a friend!

    August 22, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      I don't recall seeing an age limit and can't find one in their description now.

      August 22, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      Called them and they said it was ok to bring a kid with adult supervision.

      August 23, 2014

  • Jeff

    There was a story about the tour we will be attending. Check out the GIFs in the report. http://www.scpr.org/news/2014/08/22/46143/irwindale-sriracha-factory-opens-its-doors-owner-h/

    August 22, 2014

  • SuNnY

    Parking is limited on premises, but there is plenty of street parking. They encourage carpooling.

    August 16, 2014

  • Yumi R.

    To everyone on the YES list as of 2:30pm today, you are IN for the 11am tour. I have sent an updated email to you all. Do nothing if you're still attending.

    3 · July 29, 2014

    • Wasima

      Thanks for the mega reservation.

      July 29, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Huy Fong just sent out an email asking people to rereg b/c they had too many signups (I was trying to figure out how they were going to get 1000 people into their factory at 10 a.m.). Are we all rereging for 10 a.m. on 8/23?

    July 29, 2014

    • Kat

      Yeah, I thought there was a time previously posted on this event, but now I don't see any.

      July 29, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      It says 10-3, but I think the tour itself only runs an hour.

      July 29, 2014

  • Wasima

    Have ticket!

    2 · July 22, 2014

  • Yumi R.

    Kat, Sunny, Joyce -- please make sure that you're signed up via signupgenius first as I've only reserved 5 tix. Joyce -- you only need to sign up for your guest as you're covered.

    July 21, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      Yumi, I signed up for me + 1, so I should be covered. Thanks!

      July 21, 2014

    • Kat

      I signed up.

      July 21, 2014

  • SuNnY

    I have a ticket.

    July 21, 2014

  • Tom D

    Many apologies to Jeff, but I will be making a number of amusing remarks during the tour, all of which I will consider unbelievably funny.

    2 · July 21, 2014

    • Jeff

      I look forward to your many pepery comments.

      July 21, 2014

    • Andree

      Groan...

      July 21, 2014

  • Jeff

    I heard about this earlier today.
    I have signed up for my tour spot. See you all there!

    1 · July 21, 2014

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